Book Your Private Bone Profile Blood Test

Because your health matters.

A Bone Profile Blood Test analyses the proteins, minerals and enzymes present in your bones. It’s a crucial test for monitoring the health of your bones and assessing your risk of bone diseases and cancers.

Our private Bone Profile Blood Test is a quick, easy and accurate way to know the status of your bone health. The test can be added to any of our full body health check packages.

Explore our packages and book online today.


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    Fast, accurate results

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    Competitively priced testing within 20 minutes of your home

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    Detailed, personalised Results Report

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    Access to our 24/7 GP hotline with all test packages

How it works

How it works

1. Select and book your package

View our health test packages and book a full body private health check. All our individual tests can be added to any of our private health check packages. Just call our team on 0800 652 2183 before your appointment to add an extra test.

2. Make an appointment

Choose the venue, date and time that suits you. With over 2000 appointments available nationwide every week, you're sure to find a convenient time, date and venue.

3. Attend your appointment

A trained phlebotomist will carry out your assessment. The whole process only takes around 20 - 30 minutes.

4. Fast, accurate results within 8 days

Within around 8 days, you'll receive your personalised digital Results Report online.

Why take a Bone Profile Blood Test?

Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and rebuilt. The correct balance of minerals and proteins can be disrupted through dietary or hormonal changes, causing reduced bone density and strength.

The Bone Profile Blood Test evaluates essential minerals and proteins involved in producing and maintaining healthy bones and teeth.

A Bone Profile Blood Test can be requested for many reasons:

  • To diagnose and monitor disorders of the bone (e.g. osteomalacia, Paget’s disease, bony metastases)
  • To diagnose and monitor cases of hypercalcaemia or hypercalcaemia
  • To investigate unexplained symptoms, such as fatigue or pain

Medical conditions that weaken the strength of bones include:

  • Osteoporosis - a bone disease that thins and weakens the bones, increasing the risk of fracture.
  • Paget's Disease of Bone – affects bone turnover and rebuilding, causing faster bone replacement and leading to brittle bone tissue and bone pain.
  • Bone cancer - causes abnormal bone tissue formation. This leads to bones being thick, brittle, and weak.
  • Parathyroid and liver problems – can also be identified with the Bone Profile Blood Test.
  • A Bone Profile Blood Test can detect a person’s risk of bone disease and/or cancer.

Who should take a Bone Profile Blood Test?

The Bone Profile Test is recommended if you:

  • Are over 50 years old, particularly if you are a woman.
  • Are an Asian or Caucasian woman, as these groups are at a higher risk of osteoporosis.
  • Are currently experiencing menopause, which can lead to deficiencies.
  • Are a smoker.
  • Regularly consume alcohol or engage in binge drinking.
  • Have a family history of osteoporosis.
  • Have a history of fractures, indicating potential bone strength issues.
  • Have had gastrointestinal diseases (e.g., IBS).

Certain medications can increase the risk of osteoporosis, including:

  • Steroids
  • Acid suppressing medication (proton pump inhibitors)
  • Depression and anxiety medication
  • Medication for epilepsy (anticonvulsants)

What does a Bone Profile Blood Test involve?

The blood profile measures four main components. These are:

  • Calcium - is a critical mineral to support your bone health. Normal levels of calcium are 2.2-2.6 mmol/L.
  • Albumin - Decreased levels of albumin are linked to decreased bone density, such as that caused by osteoporosis. The normal range is 35-50 g/L.
  • Phosphates - contain phosphorus which is a mineral crucial for bone growth. The normal range is between 0.74 and 1.4 mmol/L.
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) - is an enzyme present in bone and liver cells, used for detecting bone or liver disorders. The normal range for this enzyme is 30-130 u/L in adults.

There is no preparation needed for the test. However, if you take vitamin D or calcium supplements they may affect your test results. You may wish to discontinue these supplements before the test.

The blood test itself is very simple. The blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm, as opposed to using a finger-prick blood test, because results tend to be more accurate this way. The test is relatively painless, except for a slight pricking sensation as the phlebotomist inserts the needle. After the blood is drawn into a vial, the blood sample is then sent to a laboratory for testing.

Private Health Checks for complete peace of mind

Our full body private health checks are designed for busy people who want to take control of their health. Our tests are quick, accurate, convenient and completely stress-free. No waiting for an appointment, no invasive procedures, no embarrassing questions, no long travel times and no busy waiting rooms.

Trained Phlebotomists carry out all tests in over 350 venues across the UK and Ireland, so you get accurate professional health checks within 20 minutes of your home. Our private health checks include all the tests you need to take a proactive approach to monitoring and improving your health.

Any individual tests can be added to any full body health check. Just book one of our full body private health assessments and call us before your appointment to add an extra test.

Need help? Call free on

0800 652 2183 to speak to one of our team.


A Bone Profile Blood Test can be used to assist in diagnosing certain bone cancers and diseases of the bone, such as Paget’s disease or osteoporosis and osteosarcoma (a rare bone cancer). The test can also detect changes in the bone and identify your risk of bone disease/cancers.
A Bone Profile Blood Test measures four important minerals – calcium, alkaline phosphatase, albumin and phosphate. The normal ranges for these minerals are: Calcium The normal level is 2.2 – 2.6 mmol/L. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) Its normal range in adults is 30 – 130 u/L. Albumin The normal range is 35 – 50g/L. Phosphate The normal range is 0.74 – 1.4mmol/L. Reference ranges vary between laboratories. Some Bone Profile Blood Tests also measure urea, total proteins, and globulin. The analysis of bone profile results is complicated and nuanced, requiring a specialist to interpret them correctly.
The Bone Profile Blood Test evaluates essential minerals, proteins involved in the production and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. In addition to assessing overall health, bone profiling serves as a valuable tool for analysing and evaluating specific conditions such as: Osteoporosis – A common condition that renders bones fragile and susceptible to fractures. Bone cancer – A rare type of cancer characterised by swelling, lumps, bone pain, and increased susceptibility to fractures. Liver disease and parathyroid problems – The Bone Profile Blood Test is used to diagnose issues with the parathyroid. It can also detect problems with the liver, where numerous proteins and enzymes are produced.